Aurore Francois - France
Photograph by David Chabert
Meet Aurore Francois, the designer behind a few of our newest arrivals ie. The Love Ring seen below. Aurore worked as a graphic designer and as a photo stylist for a fashion magazine before launching her jewelry brand in 2011. Read on to discover more about Aurore.
1. What ignited your passion for jewelry design?
I have loved fashion and design since I was a child. I would create clothing and accessories for my dolls. Jewelry encompasses both fashion and design and it is something you can wear everyday.
2. Where do you find inspiration for your designs?
I am inspired by architecture. I like to search for details in architectural monuments and translate those details into jewelry. I also draw inspiration from art, design and nature.
3. How would you describe your personal style?
My style is eclectic. Each season I pick up some basics or must have pieces to mix & match with my wardrobe. Like an actress, I like my clothes to represent different versions of myself. I enjoy incorporating different styles and trends.
4. What upcoming jewelry trends are you excited about?
I prefer create timeless jewelry therefore I try not to follow trends.
5. Tell us a little bit about a day in Aurore’s life. What do you do in your free time?
Obviously it depends on the period, but I mostly read and spend time online. I answer messages, produce and send orders and manage my webshops and social networks. When there’s time left (which is usually very little) I draw new designs. In my free time I enjoy travelling, going to museums and discovering new cities and architecture.
Below are the pieces Aurore designed for Mejuri.